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Yankee Stadium Quotes


"I'm so excited about the new [Yankee] stadium!" - Mark Teixeira

"Yankee Stadium is a mistake: Not mine - the Giants'." - Jacob Ruppert

"Yankee Stadium is my favorite stadium; I'm not going to lie to you. There's a certain feel you get in Yankee Stadium." - Derek Jeter

"When you go hard your nays become yays. Yankee stadium with Jays and Kanyes." - Nicki Minaj

"The biggest thrill I ever had was in 1969, when they held day at Yankee Stadium." - Mickey Mantle

"I know a man who is a diamond cutter. He mows the lawn at Yankee Stadium." - Anonymous

"I know a man who is a diamond cutter. He mows the lawn at Yankee Stadium." - Henny Youngman

"Yankee Stadium was the only thing we had in the Bronx. It was an institution." - Penny Marshall

"My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true." - Derek Jeter

"Hopkins is talking about fighting at Yankee Stadium but that's rubbish. If he fought at Yankee Stadium, even the ushers wouldn't want to watch him. Bernard Hopkins couldn't draw breath." - Bob Arum

"My hero's, my dreams, and my future lie in Yankee Stadium and they can't take that from me." - Derek Jeter

"I was at Yankee Stadium one time at 5 a.m., but that was to buy angel dust." - Artie Lange

"After they remodeled Yankee Stadium I didn't feel that the ghosts were there anymore. It just wasn't the same." - Mickey Mantle

"I was at Yankee Stadium one time at 5 a.m., but that was to buy angel dust" - Artie Lange

"When I take the mound in Yankee Stadium I feel like my stuff is going to be better than ever." - Andy Pettitte

"Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees are so famous for Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, all of those guys." - Bert Campaneris

"You know it as soon as you walk in Yankee Stadium. The electricity is there every time, every day." - Nomar Garciaparra

"You look at all the great players that they've had and the potential of playing in Yankee Stadium." - Nick Johnson

"To play 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing that could ever happen to a ballplayer." - Mickey Mantle

"My heroes, my dreams, and my future lay in Yankee Stadium. And they can't take that away from me." - Derek Jeter

"There are so many great moments in Yankee Stadium. There is nothing better or no better place better to compete when you are good and the Yankees are good and you are playing a big series in September in Yankee Stadium, four game series, there is no greater excitement anywhere than the Yankee Stadium." - Cal Ripken Jr

"Putting the Yankee uniform on every day." - Joe Dimaggio

"This must be the legendary Yankee rudeness" - Charlaine Harris

"I really like Kansas City Royals stadium - Kauffman Stadium." - Bert Blyleven

"During the 1920s New York Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert once described his perfect afternoon at Yankee Stadium. 'It's when the Yankees score eight runs in the first inning,' Ruppert said, 'and then slowly pull away.'" - Peter Golenbock

"To pitch a perfect game wearing pinstripes at Yankee Stadium, it's unbelievable. Growing up a Yankee fan, to come out here and make history, it really is a dream come true." - David Wells

"Yankee Stadium, it's like everything else in this country. In Europe, they save all their old buildings for history. Here, we just tear them all down." - Bob Feller

"When I first came to Yankee Stadium I used to feel like the ghosts of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were walking around in there." - Mickey Mantle

"Babe Ruth made a baseball fan of me. I used to go to Yankee Stadium just to see him come to bat." - Effa Manley

"I've never been an actor on Broadway, but it feels like you're on a stage when you play at Yankee Stadium. And that's the feeling I've always had." - Derek Jeter

"When I was 15 years old, I used to actually dream I was pitching in Yankee Stadium. Bill Dickey was my catcher." - Tommy Lasorda

"Cameron Indoor Stadium is a special place in sports and there's really nothing else out there quite like it. Anytime I'm inside Cameron, I've got memories. Cameron is like Yankee Stadium or the old Boston Garden." - Grant Hill

"I remember, my first job when I got my working papers at 13 was as a vendor at Yankee Stadium - the old Yankee Stadium, with very steep stairs in the upper decks. It was all commission-based. And I think a soft drink was 25 cents, and I think you got a 10 percent or 11 percent commission." - Lloyd Blankfein

"It never rains in Tiger Stadium," - Les Miles

"It's great to be young and a Yankee!" - Waite Hoyt

"It's great to be young and be a Yankee!" - Joe Dimaggio

"I feel like I've been a Yankee my whole life." - Johnny Damon

"Ive always been a daydreamer. When the other kids were playing, I was listening to the roar at Yankee Stadium - I was always attracted to the roar of the crowd." - Puff Daddy

"I've kicked at Notre Dame the past four years, I've been in frigid cold weather, snow. I've kicked at Yankee Stadium in December, so whatever is thrown at me I'm able to do." - Kyle Brindza

"If I were playing today I'd do what Joe DiMaggio said. I'd go knock on the door at Yankee Stadium and when George Steinbrenner answered I'd say, 'Howdy, pardner.'" - Mickey Mantle

"My kid was a great baseball player. I thought I had it made. Front-row seats at Yankee Stadium. Then he turned sixteen and wanted to be a rapper." - James Caan

"In the building I live in on Park Avenue there are ten people who could buy the Yankees, but none of them could hit the ball out of Yankee Stadium." - Reggie Jackson

"I've always been a daydreamer. When the other kids were playing, I was listening to the roar at Yankee Stadium - I was always attracted to the roar of the crowd." - Sean Combs

"I read one time that I am permanently banned from Yankee Stadium and that I could never ever go back. This article mentioned, supposedly, that I did something in the early 2000s at Yankee Stadium, and I got arrested, and supposedly, allegedly, I went to jail for something that I did. I read that about myself one time and I thought that was pretty fascinating." - Rob Huebel

"Emirates Stadium should be named after Arsene Wenger" - Alan Pardew

"Tate University - a large football stadium with a college attached." - Harold Lloyd

"They brought on someone who cost more than our stadium." - Brendan Rodgers

"At Shea Stadium, I saw the top of the mountain." - John Lennon

"I like the hot dogs at Dodger Stadium." - Masa Takayama

"I remember the great atmosphere and the great stadium." - Carl Zeiss

"Yankee pitchers have had great success this year against Cabrera when they get him out." - Tim McCarver

"I want to thank the good lord for making me a yankee" - Joe Dimaggio

"Well, that kind of puts a damper on even a Yankee win." - Phil Rizzuto

"These Yankee politicians are the lowest race of thieves in existence." - John Sparrow Thompson

"I know only two tunes: one of them is 'Yankee Doodle,' and the other isn't." - Ulysses S Grant

"I was a Yankee fan in Brooklyn because my father was a Yankee fan. And my father was required to live in Brooklyn with my mother's family, who were all Dodger fans. So he was surrounded by Dodger fans. He was a Yankee fan. So his revenge was to make me a Yankee fan." - Rudy Giuliani

"I know only two tunes: one of them is 'Yankee Doodle', and the other isn't." - Ulysses S Grant

"I could never wear another uniform. I will forever be a Yankee." - Jorge Posada

"Most guys who don't like me are either Democrats or Yankee fans." - Curt Schilling

"I've always had an irrational fear - it's really not an irrational fear, I think - whenever I've been standing at a urinal at a bar, or Giants Stadium or Yankee Stadium. You've got a bunch of drunks behind you, often in a hostile, adrenalized environment like a football game. What's to prevent the guy behind me from slamming my head into the porcelain wall in front of me?" - Steve Rushin

"Most great writers suffer and have no idea how good they are. Most bad writers are very confident. Be willing to be a child and be the Lilliputian in the world of Gulliver, the bat girl in Yankee Stadium. That's a more fruitful way to be." - Mary Karr

"The Grand Ole Opry, to a country singer, is what Yankee Stadium is to a baseball player. Broadway to an actor. It's the top of the ladder, the top of the mountain. You don't just play the Opry; you live it." - Bill Anderson

"There is a feeling when you are in Yankee Stadium that it is a very sacred ground you are walking on and you know you had the same feelings that other great players have had in other eras that played right there on that field." - Cal Ripken Jr

"Like those special afternoons in summer when you go to Yankee Stadium at two o'clock in the afternoon for an eight o'clock game. It's so big, so empty and so silent that you can almost hear the sounds that aren't there." - Ray Miller

"Most great writers suffer and have no idea how good they are. Most bad writers are very confident. Be willing to be a child and be the Lilliputian in the world of Gulliver, the bat girl in Yankee Stadium. That's a more fruitful way to be." - Mary Karr

"I remember one game when I pitched in Yankee Stadium and gave up five runs in the first inning. It would have been easy to quit, but I shut 'em out the rest of the way, and we came back and won the game." - Hal Newhouser

"Every day I went to the ballpark in Yankee Stadium as well as on the road people were on my back. The last six years in the American League were mental hell for me. I was drained of all my desire to play baseball." - Roger Maris

"When you are a child, you often stare too closely at the wrong thing. I remember the first time I was taken to Yankee Stadium. Someone had spilled something sweet earlier in the day and the ground was covered with ants. I spent the whole game staring at the ants, and that was more fascinating than the game." - Mark Leyner

"The stadium is a part of the Yankees and the Yankees are a part of the stadium. That will never change." - Chuck Knoblauch

"The Yankee: In acuteness and perseverance, he resembles the Scotch. In frugal neatness, he resembles the Dutch. But in truth, a Yankee is nothing else on earth but himself." - Frances Trollope

"If you saw that Yankee pitching too often, there would be a lot of guys doing different jobs." - Joe Rudi

"All the songs on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot are the encapsulation of heterosexual love. I have different records for gay sex." - Margaret Cho

"Yankee Doodle came to town Riding on a pony; Stuck a feather in his cap And called it macaroni." - Edward Bangs

"..the virtue of Yankee upbringing spiritually speaking is of more downright value to me than any past heritages." - Marsden Hartley

"the virtue of Yankee upbringing spiritually speaking is of more downright value to me than any past heritages." - Marsden Hartley

"I was always the shame of the family - the one Yankee who was actually born in the North." - Randy Harrison

"Remarkable trait in the American Character is the union, not very infrequent, of Yankee cleverness with spiritualism." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We're right next to Mile High Stadium. I'm no rocket scientist, but...uh...(smile)." - Brian Skrudland

"If I could straighten it out (his golf swing), I'd be pitching at Dodger Stadium tonight." - Sandy Koufax

"You cant run a football game in Tiger Stadium without 1,500-1,600 people to help," - Skip Bertman

"If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium" - Joe Flacco

"Y'all should come to Cowboys Stadium and watch us beat the Giants' asses." - Jerry Jones

"Making love in the green grass behind the stadium with you my brown eyed girl." - Van Morrison

"I think everyone in the stadium went home happy, except all those people in Rumania" - Ron Greenwood

"A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000." - Leonard L. Levinson

"It's great to have atmosphere at the stadium, but football is all about the players." - Isco

"All of the Mets' road wins against Los Angeles this year have been at Dodger Stadium." - Ralph Kiner

"Secrecy is thus, so to speak, a transition stadium between being and not-being." - Georg Simmel

"Our stadium seats over 80,000, and we sell all of our tickets." - Steve Spurrier

"When I got to the stadium, one of my biggest things was watching video of hitters." - Bengie Molina

"I've been able to do a lot of things in the movies. I've been able to run with the buffalo, you know. I've been able to pitch a perfect game in Yankee Stadium. I've been in the bathtub with Susan Sarandon. I've had a lot of chances to do a lot of things. I enjoy sports, but I enjoy sports so much to the point that I wouldn't do the movie unless I thought it had a chance to be good." - Kevin Costner

"Know what the difference between hitting .250 and .300 is? It's 25 hits - 25 hits in 500 at-bats is 50 points. There's six months in a season, that's about 25 weeks. That means if you get just one extra flare a week - just one - you get a ground ball with eyes, you get a dying quail, just one more dying quail a week ... and you're in Yankee Stadium." - Crash Davis

"It's impossible to explain to a Yankee what `tacky' is. They simply have no word for it up north, but my God, do they ever need one." - Pat Conroy

"All literary men are Red Sox fans-to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life." - John Cheever

"The Yankee is one who, if he once gets his teeth set on a thing, all creation can't make him let go." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The art of making love, muffled up in furs, in the open air, with the thermometer at Zero, is a Yankee invention." - John Quincy Adams

"Coonskin caps, Yankee bats, the Hound Dog man's big start. The A-bomb fears, Annette had ears, I lusted in my heart." - John Fogerty

"When my Yankee career is over I'll play anywhere, but I'm positive that I'll never find a team quite like the Yankees." - Bernie Williams

"Split at the root, neither Gentile nor Jew, Yankee, nor Rebel, born in the face of two ancient cults, I'm a good reader of histories." - Adrienne Rich

"YANKEE, n. In Europe, an American. In the Northern States of our Union, a New Englander. In the Southern States the word is unknown." - Ambrose Bierce

"I want to experience that massive adrenalin rush when you step into a new stadium, all the more so when that Olympic Stadium is packed full of people waving British flags." - Jessica Ennis

"Welcome to the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona that is packed to capacity... with some patches of seats left empty." - George Hamilton

"As a nation we are dedicated to keeping physically fit - and parking as close to the stadium as possible." - Bill Vaughan

"Successful colleges will start laying plans for a new stadium; unsuccessful ones will start hunting a new coach." - Will Rogers

"The church is often like a football stadium where 22 people need a rest and thousands of people need exercise." - Timothy Keller

"Will be the 14th time I've coached in Neyland Stadium. ... I've coached there more than some of their head coaches." - Steve Spurrier

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." - Woody Hayes

"Referring to the bad sun conditions in left field at the stadium: It gets late out there early." - Yogi Berra

"Officials are the only guys who can rob you and then get a police escort out of the stadium." - Ron Bolton

"Maine Road was a great football stadium but as time moved on it stayed where it is..." - Kevin Keegan

"Since the national team doesn't have a stadium yet, they'll come to play here, at Sofia airport." - Ivan Slavkov

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." - Woody Hayes

"You can't live on the hope of a television contract and play in a stadium with nobody there." - Fergus McCann

"Even if I built a 50,000-seater stadium and bought Ronaldinho, there'd still be complaints about crap hotdogs." - Simon Jordan

"If I go to a match it doesn't mean I want to buy the stadium or the club." - Lakshmi Mittal

"My major league debut came at old Busch Stadium on Grand Avenue in St. Louis against the Pittsburgh Pirates." - Steve Carlton

"I wanted to write a song that's known to the world as a classic, stadium-rock anthem." - Joe Elliott

"When people say 'stadium songs,' it's really negative. All the festival headliners, I've realised, are usually the worst bands." - Laurent Brancowitz

"Successful colleges will start laying plans for a new stadium; unsuccessful ones will start hunting a new coach" - Will Rogers

"I'm proud of the fact that I'm the only player to hit a ball completely out of Dodger Stadium." - Willie Stargell

"I think anyone would want to see their favorite band in a small club over a large stadium." - Bill Wyman

"We did eight gigs in super-stadiums, all the biggest joints - L.A. Coliseum, Oakland Coliseum, Shea Stadium." - Joe Strummer

"There's an amazing intimate feeling in a small club but an insane rush playing a stadium or festival." - Tiesto

"The great thing about being a Yankee is that youre always a Yankee." - Derek Jeter

"I remember, with the third [Twilight] movie, when we went to Munich and the entire Olympic stadium was filled with fans. We walked in there and did nothing." - Robert Pattinson

"We don't want you at the rink, we don't want you in the stadium, we don't want you to watch hockey," - Jeremy Roenick

"You'd never last in South America. Fans take their radios to the stadium so they can think what the commentators think." - Simon Kuper

"The other day, I was so desperate for a beer, I snuck into the football stadium and ate the dirt under the bleachers." - Homer

"It's a fine line between writing something with genuine emotional impact and turning into little idiots feeling sorry for ourselves and playing stadium rock." - Thom Yorke

"The classical city promoted play with careful solicitude, building the theater and stadium as it built the market place and the temple." - Jane Addams

"I support building a soccer stadium in the District of Columbia, and I support investing public dollars to get it done." - Muriel Bowser

"Over 55,000 people saw the Beatles at Shea Stadium. We took $304,000 - the greatest gross ever in the history of show business!" - Sid Bernstein

"As a quarterback, I've been the guy that people were yelling for; I've been the guy that's been booed in my own stadium." - Scott Frost

"The thing that I love, especially after sound check, is when I'm in that stadium alone. It's complete silence. I love that." - Kenny Chesney

"Once I pull up to the stadium, for me it's all business. This is my job and I take it really serious." - Ashlyn Harris

"Because I missed being with Prince on that [stadium ], and it's a lesson that sometimes you have to push yourself a little harder for your friends." - Stevie Nicks

"I just do in the stadium the same thing. I scream and I become naked mentally. I give everything to our fans." - Yoshiki

"Vodafone is building a digital stadium in Istanbul. It is really worth going to see that. The whole experience will change with the possibilities viewers will have." - Martin Sorrell

"Many people are going to use [Beijing National Stadium], which makes it more meaningful. If we don't design it, somebody else has to design it." - Ai Weiwei

"The positive shelf life of a new stadium has shrunk considerably. The new parks in themselves can't be a long-term or mid-term panacea." - Bud Selig

"A comic, you have to be looking down at him. My favorite rooms, the audience is above the stage, stadium-style." - Buddy Hackett

"A defendant on trial for a specific crime is entitled to his day in court, not in a stadium or a city or nationwide arena." - Tom C Clark

"I have not become the artist I believe I am. I want to become a stadium act. I'm not done at all." - Jimmy Cliff

"To be honest, I don't think there's anything more exciting than an empty stadium. When you see it empty like that, all you see is possibility." - Tim Dekay

"I'm a huge stadium rock fan, but I'm also a fan of everything from Massive Attack to Peter Gabriel, U2, the Police, Radiohead, and Coldplay." - Tom Delonge

"I don't play big stadium-style dance, but I have discovered, to my delight, that the appetite for real low slung deep house is very much alive." - Boy George

"There's something magical about a home run. It almost violates the space of the stadium. It's a game of the imagination in some ways. Baseball." - Alex Gibney

"You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course." - Jello Biafra

"Inspiration thing is important, to teach the kids that JFK is not an airport, RFK's not a stadium, Martin Luther King ain't a street" - Kinky Friedman

"When you're walking into the stadium, you just say to yourself, 'the 100m is the same anywhere, the shot put is the same weight anywhere.'" - Daley Thompson



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